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Post by np0x » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:58 am

I am working on the finishing touches for an iphone application to control the bcs. I made a video to demonstrate the functionality of it. How many folks have both bcs's and iphones that would be interested in this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r9hCVYSt2Y

Let me know what you think.

Cheers.
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Re: iBCS

Post by rabeb25 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:29 pm

Sick!

Time to go buy a touch.

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Re: iBCS

Post by Gator Brewer » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:00 am

I already replied to your post on NB, but just wanted to say again, GOOD JOB! How much time have you spent so far on the app? Your effort is inspiring me to have a go at the Android platform - too bad I barely have time to even brew these days...

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Re: iBCS

Post by np0x » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:26 am

The communication with the BCS has been pretty easy, the application build, well that has been a time sinking hole. I would guess loads of hours, but that includes some learning curve for me as well in Objective C, I am thinking it's something insane like 40-80? I have no idea, and it's better that I not know. :)

As a friend of mine who has a bcs indicated, it's an obsession. I already have a 1.1 release ready to send to apple as soon as 1.0 gets approved!

Someone please get some help for me. :-)
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Re: iBCS

Post by cartdan » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:55 pm

Very cool, LMK when it is available...

- Dan

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Re: iBCS

Post by np0x » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:09 pm

I'm waiting (not so patiently) for the apple review process to complete...man who doesn't hate waiting for other people...ugh. :)
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Re: iBCS

Post by np0x » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:22 am

Copied from my northern brewer thread:
Apple completed their review process, application is in the store! Man that was hard to wait for...

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSt ... =309198427

I know it has a couple of bugs in the current version that I have since fixed, so I will be uploading an update as soon as possible. I just need to close out a few more new features to it. I hope to upload it to the store before the weekend is over. It was an 8 day approval process on the original app, i have heard that updates are a bit quicker.


The syntax if you have a password is to prepend the username and password into the url like this:
http://admin:bcspassword@192.168.0.10/ for example...

Post here if you buy it, I think its interesting to know who has it and who has the iphones.

I am currently working on a few more enhancements and once people start brewing with it, i suspect to have some feature requests...one of the features I am adding in the next update is a switch that must be toggled before the ui changes any bcs settings, I have inadvertently turned things on more than once. :)
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Re: iBCS

Post by rabeb25 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:40 pm

I have it!


Love it.

Thanks Np0x!

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Re: iBCS

Post by HarvInSTL » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:11 pm

np0x wrote:Copied from my northern brewer thread:
http://admin:bcspassword@192.168.0.10/ for example...
Any problems with special characters in the password? I use '$' and '&' in my password.

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Re: iBCS

Post by np0x » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:28 pm

There will be an escaping issue, one major function i need to integrate is to get the password out of the url like that. I have it on my list and will keep working on it. My passwords don't use those types of characters, but if you need to you will need to url escape them with an ascii code. The full list is shown here: http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm so for a $ you would replace it with %24 (take the value from the hex column and prefix it with a % symbol) I believe that should work. Let me know if it doesn't. This will only be needed until the passwords are extracted from the url.
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